I'm currently working on a GeneRally Database.
Seeing all those personnal and official websites crashing little by little, I was very sad to lose all this historical GR creations, and wanted to save them as much as possible, browsing every GR website still online to keep it in a Database, which will be available to anyone who wants to have the pleasure to retrieve his old tracks, or to discover them.
All GR-related ; tracks, cars, palettes, tools, tutorials, etc, etc. Thanks to people like Crono, Egamad and Tuomoh (and many others as well), I was able to retrieve the maximum of GR history. Of course, credits will be given in a readme, to all who contributed to make this project possible.
What's the current state ?
WIP (Work In Progress) but lot of works have already been made. The biggest part is the track section. Sorting tracks from 2 whole decades is not easy nor quick, but from 2019 to 2004, all tracks are sorted (it may have some unknown trackmakers, and one I may forget on the years 2009-2019, but it's pretty complete at the moment).
2002 and 2003 are on the way, and it's the biggest part.
When I'll finish to sort 2002 and 2003 trackpacks, I will upload it and share the link with you by PM or E-mail, since the rules of GRIF's forum don't allow me to post the link here.
Of course, there are always some work on it ; sorting unknown folders, download the remaining tracks, cars and misc from the web, and so on. Have to make a screenshot for all cars and tracks... but I want to share it with you as soon as possible, for you to enjoy, but also if you want, to help me.
Want some help ?
First thanks if you want so ! With the Database, there will be a 'To do list', with all the work which remains to polish the GeneRally Database. It's only if you want. Also if you're a track or car maker and see a mistake, or want to help to recognise some of your tracks, we will be very pleased as your help will be precious.
For the moment, you only have to wait a little.
When it's finished I will tell you on this thread.
EDIT : For those who want the link to the Database, you may retrieve it easily at the new GR wiki : https://gene-rally.fandom.com/wiki/GeneRally_Wiki
(last edit: 18/09/2020)
2003 is completely sorted and 2002 is on the way. I'm at the letter B and more than 1900 tracks remaining... I got a little fed up by all those tracks, there's sooooo much !
But it's the last big straight and the finish line is clearly visible.
I created the track section already, with all ToM, ToY, PoY, Mini Remix, JETP, JTE, updates of original GR tracks, Rabina brothers tracks also, not the official ones, etc etc...
It will be completed when my sorting task will be finished.
More on the way, see you !
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For news, here's what's done so far on the sorting task for 2002 :
A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z tracks are done sorting. The others are on the way.
It will be worth the waiting since I got more than 1200 trackmakers on my folders and lot of trackmakers which we can't find anymore on the web ready to be uploaded.
Let's continue my little work...
So if you already have the link to the Database you may check it again, as I also updated the cars section as well.
And if you don't have it yet, what are you waiting for ?!?
Please PM me and I will give it to you.
I dedicated a lot of time and effort in it, but it may happen that some tracks are not in the right folder, not dedicated to the right author, or any other mistakes. So please excuse me by advance if it happens to you personnally as an author or anyone else. If it's the case, please tell me.
Also I want to excuse me in advance if you're not in the Database ; it's not like I don't want you in the Database ever. I was not one-sided in my sorting task, apart for sexual content that I deleted immediately (I don't think it may be included in the GR history ever and I don't think that you really want to see horrible pixelised colorless semi-nude womens or ugly penis, apart if you have some taste toward those things, if it's the case I don't want to meet you ). I just didn't downloaded your work yet. It may be more understandable by the amount of work already provided in this task, and I hope you will understand better. If you want to be in, please make a package of all you have done, send it to me and I will add you to the Database. Simple.
Now you will excuse me again, I want to take a break... Need... a... break !
And of course the most important thing...
. Upload of the GeneRally Database. Hurray !!! ^^
. Added Docs in Misc. Retrieved some old archives from 2003 era. Pretty useless for most of us, but those who played GeneRally in this era will bring them a lot of memories.
. Added french language updated to 1.2d by Kikwik (most of the work was made before me by KnOx)
. Added Tracks section, incomplete at the moment but you will find all the official tracks like ToM, Joint Effort Projects, tracks from Rabina brothers (other ones than the official ones), a first Unknown folder from Crono's pack and many more.
. Sorting task : 2003 is done sorting, now it's 2002.
. Uploaded the remaining tracks from the Tracks section.
. Updated Cars section (stopped sorting in the Unknown folder on the 04/2004. Must be continued until 2002 and various folder as well.
Updated tracks section with missing JETP and missing tracks from BBA.
. Cars section fully sorted !
. Updated Addons section.
. Minor corrections in Tracks section. Updated new released tracks from GRIF.
. Added new OlafK Formula Font.
. Added Gzehoo member in both Cars and Tracks section.
For each significant update, I will make a new post here. It will not be often though...
And again don't hesitate to ask me by PM for the link. I didn't receive many PM since the launch of the Database, don't be afraid.
Have a nice day guys, see you !
There are 2 tracks in my folder that, I believe, aren't mine (Vale Geada and Vale Alecrim) and 1 of my track as someone else's folder (Koukwig)
I'm surprised by how many of my old tracks I could find there. The only major track project missing is Vuschwer Rally, I believe. I only have the ~2013 version, where some tracks were reworked, but the original ~2009 pack I couldn't find anywhere. There was the Vuschwer car too, that was reworked by Lukeno94 at some point. I don't have it anymore either. It was used in the Vuschwer Rally Championship, won by Hermes.
Anyway, thanks for this database. It is great!
I'm happy that you rediscovered a lot of your tracks. If you manage to grab the remaining ones as Vuschwer Rally, I will add it with pleasure to the Database. Edit : Done, thanks !
You're welcome and I'm the one to thank you too, because you are the first to give me back a comment after having a look on the Database and to fix your folder as the author of your creations, plus helping me to fix another ones as well. So I really appreciate, thanks again !
. Competitions folder added. May be more complete in the future but you will have all PGR related competitions along with GRPL competitions (last one very soon). Its goal is to let anyone rediscover or revive some competitions they may have participated in and have a nostalgic vibe.
. Backup folder added. Those are the original packs of my sorted work. Anyone can check them. (By the way, the 5600-5700+ pack have to be resorted again because I was biased doing it back then, if someone have the courage to do so he's much welcome. However, don't worry if you don't want to do so)
. Light updates of folders, tracks, cars, misc and so on. All details in the Changelog. Added also a Credit and thanks readme for those who helped me in the process.
Again if you want to help, want to tell me something which have to be fixed, suggestions or anything related to the database, feel free to post here.
See you !
I was a member of the RSC forums under the name 27puMp back in the mid-2000s and submitted a couple dozen cars and tracks to the site. Nothing amazing but I got some ToM nominations. In fact I went back to that site a few years ago and recovered 3 of my tracks and put them on my Gdrive. I figured that was all I would ever see again, but I saw several other tracks of mine in your database, including those 3 ToM tracks! Very cool. I can't remember much about the cars I created, but I did find 2 of mine in your 'to sort' folder:
GeneRally Database\Cars\- Unknown Carmaker\To sort\SSC_Ultimate_Aero_TT.car
GeneRally Database\Cars\- Unknown Carmaker\To sort\Fleetwood RV.car
Both of those cars were made by me. Probably some others in this folder as well but I cannot remember. The Fleetwood RV was actually a request by Rich Nagel that I obliged.
Around the same time I played GR, I was also very active in the Counter-Strike community, and made several maps that are still played today, under the name Plaxic. Like with GR, I stopped playing in 2008 and deleted everything. I returned to the game in late 2017 and I began a project of archiving some of the history of the game, a project which I am still slowly working on and may never finish. Your project is significantly more comprehensive than mine, and maybe you have inspired me to bring my collection online so other interested people can join in. I have no idea how you got as many files as you have. I remembered a bunch of car and track creators from the RSC era and you have a lot of their stuff. Stuff I haven't seen in over 10 years. So, from one archivist to another, congratulations and thank you . I just downloaded your entire GR DB archive from GDrive for my own storage.
I have no plans to return to making content for GR or even to playing the game, but I wish I had something to contribute to this project! Sometime around 2007 I actually went through the entire RSC car subforum and downloaded every car file ever submitted, and then I posted stats about the totals in a forum post. It would have been nice to still have these archives but I deleted them long ago alongside all my other GR stuff including my own works.
Active Generallyer ~2004-2008
I remember your name, and it's a pleasure to see you around.
For the Database, you're much welcome, and thanks to show your gratefulness and appreciation. That means a lot for me. Good luck for your archiving project !
Also, I was not alone for this task ; egamad, TuomoH, Crono, Alex, RudyOosterndijk, and many others helped me to bring back this GR History back and safe.
Your cars are now sorted, thanks for your help !
You already did ! You helped me to sort your cars, and even if you think it's little, if everybody do like you, the database would be near fully sorted by now. So thanks again !I have no plans to return to making content for GR or even to playing the game, but I wish I had something to contribute to this project!
Have a nice day !
I will not remove it, as many of you check it, so be reassured about this.
Also if someone is interested to host the GR database on another Google Drive or something else, please contact me. I would be really interested, as I would delete the actual GR Database afterward and would put the new link here.
Thanks for your attention.
If you need someone else to host it, I have free space on Drive but I don't know how many GB we're talking about.
Edit: I've found the link! Offer on hosting still stands
Thanks a lot for your offer ! I made the mistake to put it on my personal Drive space instead of creating a new one specifically for GeneRally.
I would be really grateful that you host it for me, so if you want to go ahead do it please, and also please share the link with me only by PM (as this forum don't allow to share some of the lost content of this game). Then I'll put your link on the GR Wikipedia (link of the first post) and contact Alex to tell him about the changes and to see with you if he's always interested about editing the GR Database, as he was doing it.
I'm waiting for you, thanks again !